Shailaja Menon is an Author, 500-hr Certified Manasa Yoga Teacher, Integral Yoga Teacher, TV Host and
Speaker who grew up in Coimbatore, India but is now based in Malaysia. Shailaja has over twenty years of
teaching experience in the field of yoga and is the Founder of “Mat & Beyond Yoga Studio” in Selangor,
Malaysia. She hosted a Yoga TV Series, “Yoga Shakti” on Anand TV, based in UK with audiences in
Europe, UK, North America and Canada. She also conducts online “Asana” and “Pranayama & Dhyana”
classes for students in the UK, U.S.A and India.
Shailaja seeks to share the philosophy of yoga which she believes is integral to dealing with our minds
skillfully. A passionate advocate of mental wellness through a holistic living that includes good nutrition and
movement, she fosters groups that include healthy eating and hiking. In 2018, along with her students,
Shailaja climbed Mt. Kinabalu, the highest peak in South-East Asia.
Her first book “Yoga Shakti”, Awaken Your Own Power, was published by Niyogi Books, New Delhi, India
and launched in Malaysia on the 20 th of May 2018 by Dr. Shashi Tharoor, who also wrote the Foreword for
her book. Padmashri Dr. P.R. Krishna Kumar, Managing Director of Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (AVP) Group
of Institutions and Chancellor of Avanashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for
Women released her book in her hometown of Coimbatore, India on July 19 th 2018. It was since launched at
the Kochi International Book Festival, Kerala on the 3 rd of November 2018 by Author Anand Neelakantan
and at the Inner Wheel Club of Ottapalam, Kerala by Smt Lekha Balachandran. Shailaja’s second book,
“Meditation Demystified” will also be published by Niyogi Books, New Delhi, India.
Shailaja also conducts yoga workshops and retreats in Malaysia and India which encompass sessions on
yoga philosophy based on the Patanjali Yoga Sutras, asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques),
dhyana (meditation) and self-empowerment through svadhyaya (deep introspection and self-study).
March 1st, 2022 | 54 mins 56 secs
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